Arlyn is 40 years old and lives in Jimenez. She is married and has two children.
Arlyn has a general store that sells a variety of products. She has had this business for 25 years. Arlyn has requested a loan of PHP 50,000 to purchase additional products such as noodles, canned goods, and beverages, etc. to stock her store. She has been a member of PMPC for one year. In the future, Arlyn hopes to expand her business.
About Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) was founded in 1992 by the beneficiaries, parents and staff of the Paglaum Community Development Foundation to address economic and livelihood activities for sustainability. The organization operates in the northwestern provinces of Mindanao and Visayas.
In the local vernacular, “paglaum” means “hope.” The initial foundation is dedicated to child development through a holistic approach. The goal is to build self-reliance and expand opportunity so the poorest of the poor can help themselves.